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Eventide: the time from when the sun begins to set until total darkness has descended.

It was once of those magical seasons that lives forever in memory. An Italian seaside village. Days of adventure and romantic exploration. Moonlight swims in a sparkling sea. A once-in-a-lifetime love. And though it ended in heartbreak, though she moved on to marry happily and have a son, Carrie never quite put that summer behind her. Now she's dying young and still haunted by thoughts of her long-ago love. Her best friend Lauren, determined to put Carrie's mind at ease, sets out to do something completely foreign to her own cautious, conservative nature.

Out of love, Lauren will find and confront the man she despises, the man who broke her best friend's heart, the man who has spent the last twenty years running from his past. Out of love, she will journey alone to retrieve secrets left behind after that never-for-gotten summer. And somehow, she will set into motion events that change nothing . . . but transform everything.

As the mysteries of twenty years unravel, as husband and son and friend and even a long-lost love converge to say goodbye, something unexpected unfolds.

Another seaside adventure. Another moonlight swim. And somethow, even at eventide, the miracle of enduring grace.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. How would Carrie's life been different if she and Graham had never broken up?
  2. Often women are drawn to the charming, lost-soul type that prevails in Graham Michaels' character, but usually a stable and secure man like Jason makes a better husband. Which attracts you the most, and why do you think women are often drawn to the "bad boys"?
  3. Graham kept running from his childhood trauma and guilt, but what choices did he make to further complicate and harm his life?
  4. Which character did you relate the most with?
  5. What frustrated you about the lives of the different characters?
  6. If you knew your life was ending, what would you want resolved?
  7. What do you wish to leave behind? Where will you bury your treasure?
  8. If you could see someone from your past, what would you wish to say?
  9. Lauren has tried building her own security around her life. But for all her efforts, her life and friendship with Carrie were out of her control. What does the journey to Italy and her friendship do to affect her life and her faith in positive ways?
  10. What are some of the "blessings" of trials, suffering, and pain?
  11. Which moments in the book impacted you the most? Which characters?
  12. Do you think if you truly believe, it's possible to fly? If so, in what ways will you try to fly after reading this novel?

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Eventide, Cindy Martinusen Coloma

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Eventide: the time from when the sun begins to set until total darkness has descended.

It was once of those magical seasons that lives forever in memory. An Italian seaside village. Days of adventure and romantic exploration. Moonlight swims in a sparkling sea. A once-in-a-lifetime love. And though it ended in heartbreak, though she moved on to marry happily and have a son, Carrie never quite put that summer behind her. Now she's dying young and still haunted by thoughts of her long-ago love. Her best friend Lauren, determined to put Carrie's mind at ease, sets out to do something completely foreign to her own cautious, conservative nature.

Out of love, Lauren will find and confront the man she despises, the man who broke her best friend's heart, the man who has spent the last twenty years running from his past. Out of love, she will journey alone to retrieve secrets left behind after that never-for-gotten summer. And somehow, she will set into motion events that change nothing . . . but transform everything.

As the mysteries of twenty years unravel, as husband and son and friend and even a long-lost love converge to say goodbye, something unexpected unfolds.

Another seaside adventure. Another moonlight swim. And somethow, even at eventide, the miracle of enduring grace.

More Information

Length 336 Pages
Publication Date March 11, 2008
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595546189
ISBN-13 9781595546180
Height 6.8"
Width 4.1"